• Affiliate Associate Professor, Global Health

Unit of Epidemiology, HIV and STD
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Av. Honorio Delgado 430, Urbanización Ingeniería
Lima
Peru

Phone Number: 
511-481-8283
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Biography 

Magaly Blas studied Medicine at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH), and finished her MPH and PhD in Epidemiology at the University of Washington (UW). Dr. Blas has conducted research studies about the epidemiology of HIV, HPV, HTLV, and other Sexually Transmitted Infections in different populations. She has also conducted research on the use of ICT for HIV prevention and to improve maternal and child health.

Dr. Blas is an Associate Professor at UPCH and an Affiliate Associate Professor at the Department of Global Health at the UW. She is the Director of Mamás del Río, a Program to improve maternal and newborn health in rural areas in the Peruvian Amazon. She has been a Rockefeller-Penn Fellow and a Fogarty Research Fellow of the U.S. NIH. Dr. Magaly was nominated a New Investigator in Global Health by the Global Health Council. She is also recipient of the 2016 Elsevier Foundation Award for early career women scientists, the 2016 L’Oreal-UNESCO Concytec Award for Peruvian women scientists, the 2016 Award for Good Practices in Public Administration, the 2018 Women in Innovation Award from UPCH and the 2018 Eisenhower Fellowship.

Education 
  • MD (Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia)
  • PhD (University of Washington)
  • MPH (University of Washington)
Country Affiliations 
Languages 
  • Spanish
Health Topics 
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Community Health Workers
  • Community-Based Participatory Research
  • Epidemiology
  • HPV
  • Indigenous/Traditional Health
  • Maternal Child Health (incl. Reproductive Health)
  • STDs (other than HIV)
Expertise 

Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Information and Communication Technologies for Global Health, Maternal and Child Health

Publications 

Blas MM, Alva IE, Garcia PJ, Carcamo C, Montano SM, Mori N, Muñante R, Zunt JR. High prevalence of human T-lymphotropic virus infection in indigenous Women from the Peruvian Amazon. PLoS One. 2013 Sep 5;8(9):e73978.

Blas MM, Alva IE, Garcia PJ, Carcamo C, Montano SM, Muñante R, Zunt JR. Association between human papillomavirus and human T-lymphotropic virus in indigenous women from the Peruvian Amazon. PLoS One. 2012;7(8):e44240.

Blas MM, Alva IE, Carcamo C, Cabello R , Goodreau SM, Kimball AM, Kurth A. Effect of an online video-based intervention to increase HIV testing in men who have sex with men in Peru. PLoS One. 2010 May 3;5(5):e10448.

Blas MM, Canchihuaman FA, Alva IE, Hawes SE. Pregnancy outcomes in women infected with Chlamydia trachomatis: a population-based cohort study in Washington State. Sex Trans Infect. 2007;83:314-318.

Ginsburg O, Bray F, Coleman MP, Vanderpuye V, Eniu A, Kotha SR, Sarker M, Huong TT, Allemani C, Dvaladze A, Gralow J, Yeates K, Taylor C, Oomman N, Krishnan S, Sullivan R, Kombe D, Blas MM, Parham G, Kassami N, Conteh L. The global burden of women's cancers: a grand challenge in global health. Lancet. 2017 Feb 25;389(10071):847-860. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31392-7. Epub 2016 Nov 1. Review. PubMed PMID: 27814965.